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VEGAN COPYCAT JAMBA JUICE BANANA BERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Jamba Juice smoothies are delicious. But some of their drinks contain a lot of sugar and calories. They can also be expensive.
As we say here at Blender Babes if you want to live healthier…get a blender!
In addition to living healthier, one of the benefits of having your own high-powered blender is you can save the money you’re spending at places like Jamba Juice and make them at home.
We’re certain you’ll be passing the smoothie shop by from now on after giving this vegan copycat Jamba Juice banana berry smoothie recipe a try.
Like the original, our version is a deliciously sweet fruit smoothie with a touch of tangy creaminess provided by the yogurt.
NON-DAIRY YOGURT WORKS
But you don’t have to worry about dairy giving your tummy the blues with our recipe.
We’ve veganized the by using coconut yogurt instead. Can’t find coconut yogurt? Any non-dairy yogurt will do.
Thanks to the nutritional greatness of the three berries used — raspberries, strawberries and blueberries — this smoothie is also high in antioxidants!
The one thing we love most about this vegan copycat version of Jamba Juice’s popular drink is ours is low in sugar so it’s truly kid-friendly!
If you try this let us know by rating it in the comments. HAPPY BLENDING! 🙂
- ½ cup apple juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 banana, sliced
- ½ cup raspberries
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup vanilla coconut or soy yogurt (or plain + ¼ tsp vanilla extract)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup ice (more if using all fresh fruit)
- Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed, secure lid and blend until smooth.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BERRIES
Most people know that blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are naturally abundant in antioxidants, nutrients that can neutralize excess free radicals in the body, thereby offering protection against premature disease.
But few seem to realize that blackberries trump all other common berries in antioxidant content!
Per 100 gram serving, blueberries contain 2.68 mmoles of antioxidants.
Strawberries come in at 3.58 mmoles and raspberries provide 2.86 mmoles of antioxidants per 100 gram serving.
Blackberries come in at an average of 5.75 mmoles per 100 gram serving.
That’s more than double the antioxidant content of blueberries and raspberries. (Source: Dr. Ben Kim)